24th edition of McNae's Essential Law for Journalists to be published next week

More than sixty years since the first edition, McNae’s Essential Law for Journalists remains the definitive media law guide for journalists and students alike.

The 24th edition will be launched at a reception at Middle Temple on Wednesday, 6 June, and offers unrivalled practical guidance on a wide range of reporting situations.

This edition includes new information on:

• How journalists can avoid unjustified intrusion into privacy and report ethically ‘in the public interest’

• Arguments court reporters can use to uphold the open justice principle against invalid or unnecessary reporting restrictions

• The need for journalists take steps to prevent any surveillance by state agencies revealing the identities of confidential sources

• Guidance from the chief coroner on media coverage of inquests

The book, which is an invaluable tool throughout a journalist’s career, is co-authored by Mike Dodd and Mark Hanna.

Mike is the Press Association’s legal editor and a member of the NCTJ’s media law examinations board. He is a qualified lawyer with nearly 50 years’ experience as a working journalist.

Mark Hanna is a senior teacher in Sheffield University’s journalism studies department and chair and chief examiner of the NCTJ media law examinations board. He was an award-winning crime and investigations reporter.

We are now taking advance orders ahead of the launch. To find out more and place an order, click here.